On Wednesday, the Delhi High Court issued notice to the Government of the National Capital Territory on an appeal by Gulfisha Fatima in the Northeast Delhi Violence larger conspiracies case. This appel challenged the court order depriving her bail.
Justice Siddharth Mridul of Division Bench and Justice Rajnish Bhatnagar asked for a response by the Government of NCT Delhi and scheduled the hearing for July 14. This same bench is also reviewing appeals related to North East Delhi Violence.
Gulfisha Fatima was released from bail by the trial court on March 17.
The Delhi Police Special Cell booked her under sections of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA). According to some reports, she was organizing a demonstration at Jafrabad. The Court ruled that the accusations against her are prima facie true.
Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat said that he had perused the charge-sheets and associated documents in order to determine if the allegation against Gul alias Gulfisha was prima facie true.
The prosecution claimed that there was sufficient evidence to support the charges against Gulfisha and that bail should be denied.
Amit Prasad, Special Public Prosecutor (SPP), argued that various organizations such as Pinjra Tod and AAZMI, SIO and SFI had participated in the conspiracy. JCC was central in the ecosystem.
According to Delhi Police, 23 protest sites were set up in Muslim majority areas near mosques/majars, and the main roads. After the critical was generated, it was planned to escalate the protest and bring about violence against police officers.
Advocate Mehmoodpracha, on behalf of Gulfisha, stated that the accused Gulfisha had only participated in an anti-CAA protest. This is not a crime. These protests took place all over India. The Charge-sheet does not mention the reason for the violence in Delhi. Pro-CAA protests were also taking place (in India), but this is not mentioned in the Charge Sheet. However, it is mentioned by other FIRs registered in Northeast violence cases by the Delhi Police.
In February 2020, violence broke out on a large scale in northeast Delhi. According to police, 53 people were killed and many more were injured in the violence.